Imitating Christ’s Humility

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit,(A) if any tenderness and compassion,(B) then make my joy complete(C) by being like-minded,(D) having the same love, being one(E) in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.(F) Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,(G) not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.(H)

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:(I)

Who, being in very nature[a] God,(J)
    did not consider equality with God(K) something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing(L)
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,(M)
    being made in human likeness.(N)
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death(O)
        even death on a cross!(P)

Therefore God exalted him(Q) to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,(R)
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,(S)
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,(T)
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,(U)
    to the glory of God the Father.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 2:6 Or in the form of
  2. Philippians 2:7 Or the form

A New Heaven and a New Earth

21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a](A) for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,(B) and there was no longer any sea.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 21:1 Isaiah 65:17

22 I did not see a temple(A) in the city, because the Lord God Almighty(B) and the Lamb(C) are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God(D) gives it light,(E) and the Lamb(F) is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.(G) 25 On no day will its gates(H) ever be shut,(I) for there will be no night there.(J) 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.(K) 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful,(L) but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.(M)

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